Volunteer Opportunities

Welcome to the Nebraska 4-H volunteer opportunity list! Here you will find opportunities available across the state, as well as specific state-level opportunities. This list is updated periodically to reflect current and upcoming programs and events. For additional opportunities, please contact your local Extension office.

All Nebraska 4-H volunteers must complete the Youth Protection 4-H Volunteer Screening before volunteering with 4-H in any capacity. To begin the screening process, please contact your local Extension office or submit the completed, notarized volunteer form to your local Extension office.

Statewide Opportunities

4-H Afterschool Volunteer

4-H afterschool volunteers assist in afterschool coordination and program delivery during times K-12 students are not in school. 

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Learn more about the 4-H Afterschool program

To find 4-H Afterschool volunteer opportunities, please contact your local Extension office.

4-H Club Project Leader

The role of the volunteer 4-H project leader is important to the 4-H program. The project leader is the person directly responsible for teaching skills to 4-H members within specific club, workshop, or clinic. Nebraska Extension looks to the volunteer project leaders for program suggestions and guidance in the needs of our youth. 

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Learn more about 4-H Clubs.

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To find 4-H Club Project Leader volunteer opportunities, please contact your local Extension office.

4-H Club Organizational Leader

The role of the volunteer 4-H organizational leader is essential to the 4-H program. The organizational leader is the person who has regular contact with 4-H members. Nebraska Extension looks to the volunteer organizational leaders for program support and guidance. The organizational leaders helps 4-H Club members grow and reach their fullest potential by supporting them. The organizational leader plans and conducts meaningful, educational experiences. This leader informs and encourages members, parents and other volunteers to participate actively in appropriate 4-H opportunities that offer the best chance for their success. 

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Learn more about 4-H Clubs.

Visit Club Leader Resources.

To find 4-H club organizational leader volunteer opportunities, please contact your local Extension office.

4-H Council Member

As a member of the county 4-H Council, you have an important responsibility in guiding and directing the county 4-H and youth development program within the guidelines and policies of the University of Nebraska–Lincoln 4-H Youth Development program. 

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To find 4-H Council member opportunities, please contact your local Extension office.

Event Manager

The role of the 4-H event manager is a short term role and important to the running of a quality event. The 4-H even manager coordinates a county event. You will take leadership for the task and work cooperatively with other volunteers and keep the county Extension staff informed of your progress. 

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For 4-H event manager opportunities, please contact your local Extension office.

Teen Leader

The role of the volunteer 4-H teen leader is an important part of the 4-H program. The teen leader is given the responsibility to assist within a 4-H club or special interest project. Nebraska Extension looks to the teen leaders for program suggestions and guidance in the needs of our youth. 

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For 4-H teen leader opportunities, please contact your local Extension office.


State Level Program Opportunities

Nebraska State Fair

Volunteers are needed to help with exhibit entry day, judging, and serving as 4-H exhibit building hosts and greeters. Additional volunteers are also needed for educational activities in the 4-H building, serving as the Lil' Green Mascot, and assisting with all 4-H contests and events through the fair. State Fair volunteers receive a fair pass for the day(s) they volunteers. Specific State Fair volunteer opportunities include:

  • Exhibit Hall Setup
  • Exhibit Entry Day/Judging
  • Green Team Hosts
  • Lil' Green Mascot
  • Livestock Office Assistance
  • Contest/Event Assistance
  • Exhibit Hall Closing

Learn more about Nebraska 4-H State Fair volunteer opportunities.

Nebraska FIRST Robotics

Volunteers are needed as judges, refrees, timekeepers, judging room attendants, and many others. This program requires additional screening.

Learn more about Nebraska FIRST Robotics volunteer opportunities.

4-H Horse Program

One-time volunteers are needed at the 4-H Horse Stampede, District Horse Shows, and the State 4-H Horse Exposition. Various roles are available at each event.

Learn more about 4-H Horse Program volunteer opportunities.

The 4-H Horse Program Advisory Committee helps coordinate the statewide 4-H Horse Program. Positions are open to Extension staff, project/club leaders, parents, and youth.

Learn more about 4-H Horse Program Advisory Committee opportunities.